When I eat salad instead of a salad dressing I dip my salad in my soup or chili! Or I put a little bit of the broth on top if I'm not in the mood for dipping. I make my soup so it's a great way to reduce those dressing calories and enjoy your salad in a different way.
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Eating a 1 cup of a healthy soup or a small salad 10 minutes before your main meal can cut the amount of food you actually eat. Serve the soup or salad as an appetizer and finish it BEFORE you dish out the main meal.
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I have started eating soup and salad at least three times a week for dinner and or lunches and it is amazing. I either loose a little or maintain but not gain. I feel better on the nights that I eat that way and I am not as hungry later. Usually I make the soups so I can limit the salt and fat and keep them full of veggies. It is easy and it works.
For soup stock try to low fat low sodium chicken/beef/vegetable stock. Use fresh or frozen veggies. One cup of soup and 1 1/2 cups of salad with low cal dressing is usually very filling.
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